Stanford Centers

Many entities within the Stanford community examine poverty, inequality, and education. They publish relevant research, pursue important projects, and host related events, as follows:

Stanford's Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA) unites nationally recognized scholars in economics, law, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology, to provide the depth and scale of research needed to affect education policy in meaningful ways. CEPA’s mission includes finding new ways to measure and evaluate what makes a difference in education, advancing change by making research accessible to key stakeholders, and engaging graduate students in rigorous training in education policy evaluation.
Link to publications, projects, and events.

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) engages faculty from across Stanford and other universities to work on a shared agenda of research, policy analysis, educational practice, and dissemination of ideas. SCOPE’s work includes research on the opportunity gap, cross-national comparative analysis of educational opportunity, development of policy and practice to expand educational opportunity, and collaboration with organizations nationally and internationally to close the opportunity gap.
Link to news and events.

Stanford’s John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities has a long history of working in deep collaboration with communities to bridge the gap between research, practice and policy. It examines processes and outcomes at multiple levels—including individual (e.g., student), setting (e.g., college), and system (e.g., district) levels—in order to better understand the ways in which these domains are inextricably linked, and conditions that support and hinder change.
Link to publications, news, and events.

Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) is one of three National Poverty Centers. It is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what's driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality.
Link to publications including Pathways Magazine, news, and events.

Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) aims to improve instruction and learning through the design and development of innovative, educative, state-of-the-art performance assessments and by building the capacity of schools to use these assessments in thoughtful ways, to promote student, teacher, and organizational learning.
Link to upcoming events.

Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) consists of two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs and a research institute dedicated to the production of leading-edge research on race and ethnicity across disciplines and national boundaries.
Link to publications and news.

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is based at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Southern California. It seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system.
Link to publications, projects, and events.

Stanford's McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social problems through research, teaching, and engagement. Problems of extreme poverty, environmental sustainability, and international peace and security are not only technological in nature, but also moral. To that end, the Center develops initiatives with ethical dimensions that relate to important public problems and draw on the established strengths of interdisciplinary Stanford faculty.
Link to research and events.